22 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ 2019

Kavala - Amphipolis - Ancient Philippi

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A trip to the heart of Eastern Macedonia. A historic, beautiful city, amphitheatrically built by the sea, combining everything that can excite a demanding visitor. Mountain and sea, picturesque and modern life, archaeological tours and exciting excursions, cultural action and tranquility in nature! Pictures of yesterday's aesthetics, beaches like exotic country postcards, amazing flavors and nightlife that does not stop if it does not dawn. If all of these add to the intense erotic atmosphere, you will have the perfect version of the winter holiday. It is Kavala, the princess of the North.
At a distance of about 100km from Thessaloniki, going to Kavala, beyond the Strymon's bridge, between the low hills, lie the ruins of ancient Amphipolis. the first contact is with the passage of the old bridge of Strymon, where one can see the statue of Leo of Amphipolis. This gigantic statue was reassembled by its pieces found in Strimonas in 1936 to 1937. On the road from the Serres coast to the city of Serres there is a sign that leads to a Macedonian tomb. Two more tombs are saved on the right hill on the road. One was murdered by an antiquarian, but the other contained wonderful inscriptions that are now in the museum of Kavala. Continuing the route, another sign to the left leads the visitor to the ancient walls, and at a short distance one can see the rest of the fortifications.
One of the most important and brighter archaeological sites of the prefecture is the Philippi, which was one of the most important cities of Eastern Macedonia. The area of ​​Philippi was inhabited since the Neolithic era, which proves a settlement located two kilometers east of the city of Philippi, while the settlement of people continued after the Neolithic era. The reputation of the city spreads worldwide in 42 BC. thanks to Philippi's cosmopolitan battle that took place outside its walls, and its result was a milestone for the history of Philippi, since Roman colonists settled down and turned it into a completely Roman city.
We departure from Thessaloniki early in the morning and  begin your journey to the city of Kavala. Take the Egnatia highway, built on the path of the Roman 'Via Egnatia', and pass by Lakes of Koroni, Volvi, as well as the village of Asprovalta. Arrive at 10:30am and pay a visit to the place where St. Lydia was baptised, known as Lydia of Thyatira. She is commonly known as St.Lydia or simply 'The Woman of Purple'. Next, visit the archaeological site of Philippi, the 'Forum Romanum'. Then, the group will continue on the to the city of Kavala for a short drive around the town where you may see the famous churches of St. Paul and St. John and the port. Proceed to have lunch in a picturesque little harbor at a sea food restaurant. Following your lunch and on the way back to Thessaloniki, you will make a 2:30pm stop to visit the famous statue of Amphipolis, the statue of the Lion. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. Drive back to Thessaloniki at 4:30pm for a 6:30pm arrival.  

Price: 20 € per person

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